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60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan (vines 1966) from sandy soils on La Planq at Saint Laurent des Arbres, hand harvested, destemmed, 3 week vinification, wild yeasts, pumping overs, aged 70% steel vat, 30% 2-5 year 225-litre oak casks 18 months, unfined, unfiltered, SO2 only applied at bottling, “drink with leg of lamb”, 4,000-6,000 b

2016

dark robe, purple rim. Stewed fruits, prune feature in a lusty aroma, which has the curve of ripe fruits, notes of mulled fruits, damp soil, black olives. The palate delivers a good roll and run of black berry, aromatic fruits with ripe, bright tannins emerging towards the finish. This is wholesome, nicely filled, genuine Lirac, a good southern wine, the second half moving the texture to a little graininess and a note of mulberry. It’s very good for a newly established grower, the length and local portrait. 15°. 4,000 b. 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan. Bottled 23 May 2018. From mid-2019. 2027-29 Oct 2018